Muni sweeps: Investing in shared infrastructure

By Cate Long
May 18, 2011

Investing in shared infrastructure

My favorite article this week is by William Alden of the Huffington Post. He brings out an element of the municipal bond market that I’ve long believed could be the future of muniland: the propensity of people to invest in projects and entities that they have a first-hand experience or a connection to.

Muni sweeps: Garden State warning

By Cate Long
April 28, 2011

Fitch Ratings goes “negative” on New Jersey

New Jersey is a wealthy state with lots of industry, excellent higher education institutions and is a “bedroom community” for New York City. But still it faces substantial fiscal problems.

Muni sweeps: Strutting her stuff

By Cate Long
April 15, 2011

Philly mummers 2009

She may not be the prettiest girl but at least she’s out there

The home of the famous Mummer’s parade struts its stuff for the bond markets.

Muni sweeps: Christie’s battles are not credit positive

By Cate Long
April 13, 2011
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We are a nation of states with differing political cultures and leaders.  Loud leaders and quiet leaders.